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Popemobile

[pohp-muh-beel] /ˈpoʊp məˌbil/
noun, (often lowercase)
1.
Informal. any of various vehicles used to transport the pope when he appears in public, typically equipped with bulletproof glass.
Origin
1975-1980
1975-80; Pope+ -mobile
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British Dictionary definitions for Popemobile

Popemobile

/ˈpəʊpməˌbiːl/
noun (informal)
1.
a small open-top car used by the Pope to move amongst crowds
Word Origin
C20: pope + -mobile
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Contemporary definitions for Popemobile
noun

a type of vehicle used by religious and political leaders that is specially designed with a viewing platform and bulletproof glass

Word Origin

first used by Pope John Paul II

Usage Note

informal

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Slang definitions & phrases for Popemobile

Popemobile

noun

A car specially designed and built to display and protect the Pope: I had chased his Pope-mobile as he toured western Sicily on a weekend pastoral jaunt (1979+)


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